New Tillers

Bulldog

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Seems like every time tillers go out for bid are fewer of them. How many are actually in service these days?
 

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The last solicitation for tillers no bids were received.

Seems odd that no bids were received. There are a number of cities that do use them. Baltimore, Philadelphia and cities on the west coast to say the least plus a number of smaller departments.
 

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Tillers are widely used, included with the examples noted above, the DCFD has mostly tillers. The FDNY has maintained its fleet of 13 for many years. The only variation I am aware of, L6 went from a tiller to a RM, back in early 90's. When L6 got a New Captain, he requested to go back to a tiller. Since then there has been no change, that I'm aware of anyway.
 

Rachammer

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will the new tillers replace old ones? or are they actually gonna move 5 RM's into tillers? i mean it seems abit early to replace 7-8 year old tillers when most ladders in FDNY go for 10+ years....
 

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I know a lot of departments are actually going to more TLs because of the added compartment space. I know at least 3 departments in this area (Louisville Kentucky) have gone from RM to TL for this reason.
 

grumpy grizzly

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I know a lot of departments are actually going to more TLs because of the added compartment space. I know at least 3 departments in this area (Louisville Kentucky) have gone from RM to TL for this reason.
Chicagoland area only has 2 tillers, Cicero and Evanston. Chicago got rid of theirs in the late 80'sCFD T-54 TDA (2).jpg
 
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kidfrmqns

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Tillers are widely used, included with the examples noted above, the DCFD has mostly tillers. The FDNY has maintained its fleet of 13 for many years. The only variation I am aware of, L6 went from a tiller to a RM, back in early 90's. When L6 got a New Captain, he requested to go back to a tiller. Since then there has been no change, that I'm aware of anyway.

Weren't 151 and 173 tillers well into the mid-90's? I could be wrong but I thought when I worked as a medic in Queens from 92-97 that 151 was a tiller then.
 

grumpy grizzly

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Weren't 151 and 173 tillers well into the mid-90's? I could be wrong but I thought when I worked as a medic in Queens from 92-97 that 151 was a tiller then.
A old apparatus list from 1994 shows Ladder 151 as a 1991 Seagrave, Ladder 173 with a 1989 Seagrave
 

t123ken

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Weren't 151 and 173 tillers well into the mid-90's? I could be wrong but I thought when I worked as a medic in Queens from 92-97 that 151 was a tiller then.
Correct about 151 and 173; also about Ladder 6 which was a rear mount for a while in the mid '80s and early '90s for some reason in the narrow streets of Chinatown before going back to a tiller.
 

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Ladders 26 in East Harlem and 28 in Central Harlem were tillers in the 70's as well as Ladder 25
 

EdMc

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I believe 27 and 59 Truck in da Bronx had a tiller in the early 80's.
 

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The last trucks to transition from tiller to rear-mount (besides those that are still tillers, obviously) were (by date of the manufacture of their last assigned TDA)

1991 - 151
1989 - 173
1980 - 59, 26, 28 (theirs was also assigned to 30) and 27
 
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